Biggest “Red Table Talk” Moments That Got People Talking

After five seasons, “Red Table Talk” has been canceled, but the show was packed with several memorable moments and revelations.

BYDemi Phillips
Biggest “Red Table Talk” Moments That Got People Talking

For five seasons, Red Table Talk offered multiple generational perspectives on several topics. The talk show was led by Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith, and matriarch Adrienne Banfield-Norris. It also provided many viral moments during its run. Due to the disruption of Facebook Watch Original programs, however, Red Table Talk was canceled in late April. However, the series is reportedly looking for a new home, so the trio might be making a return soon. 

There have been many memorable moments from the now canceled Red Table Talk series. The show became known for many highly personal revelations by its star-studded guests. It also became a go-to destination for many celebrities to “set the record straight.” The show quickly became popular for its dose of healing, humor, and lack of judgment. It has also received a fair share of criticism from other celebrities and viewers. Over the course of its 129 episodes, here are five moments from the show that took the internet by storm. 

“Motherhood” - Season 1, Episode 1

The debut episode of Red Table Talk quickly canceled any thoughts of the show being floozy. It featured a heart to heart conversation between mothers Jada Pinkett Smith and Sheree Fletcher, Will Smith's ex-wife and the mother to the eldest Smith child, Trey. In the episode, the pair discussed their initial beef and eventual reconciliation. Pinkett Smith apologized to Fletcher for starting a relationship with Will Smith while they were still married. Overall, while there were moments of humor, “Motherhood” kicked off Red Table Talk expertly well, and the episode went viral in no time. The two women have since become friendly and co-parent.

“Jordyn Woods Shares The Truth” - Season 1, Episode 27

Just like the premiere episode, Red Table Talk ended its first season with a bang. Jordyn Woods was the featured guest in the episode. Woods famously came on the series to set the record straight about her alleged affair with Tristan Thompson. She was caught kissing Thompson at a party and the news took over the internet. Woods was quickly cut off from the Kardashian clan.

The episode became one of the most watched, and led to public backlash by members of the Kardashian family, particularly Khloé, Thompson’s girlfriend at the time. Building up to its release, fans were at the edge of their seats, and Woods’s breakdown garnered much sympathy. She also denied the allegations that she gave him a lap dance. Furthermore, Woods did admit to kissing Thompson, but with “no tongue.”

“Demi Moore & Her Daughters” - Season 2, Episode 17 

Demi Moore and her daughters Rumer and Tallulah Willis shared a very emotional experience in this episode. Rumer, who she shares with actor Bruce Willis, recounted a harrowing moment surrounding Moore’s drug addiction. After almost 20 years sober, Moore relapsed after a public breakup with Ashton Kutcher. One day, the actress collapsed at home.

Rumer shared how she frantically called 911 on the phone and the journey to sobriety. The women have since grown much closer since the ordeal. They discussed their previous struggles, and how their family continues to heal despite the past. The interview was raw, and packed with a ton of emotion and tears. 

"Breaking Family Cycles With Matthew McConaughey" - Season 3, Episode 19

Although canceled, Red Table Talk delivered many emotional episodes while it aired. One of these is the episode, "Breaking Family Cycles with Matthew McConaughey". The actor sat with the Smith family to promote his memoir Greenlights. He recounted his falling out with his mother, Kay, and their reconciliation years after. 

McConaughey shared how his mother did not respect boundaries once he began his rise to fame. Whenever he would confide in her, she would inform the press. This led to a breakdown in their relationship in the late '90s and early 2000s. McConaughey’s mother was 90 years old when she appeared on Red Table Talk.

"Jada Brings Herself To The Table" - Season 3, Episode 12

"Jada Brings Herself to the Table" is easily the most talked about Red Table Talk episode ever. The husband and wife duo bared it all with Will Smith as the featured guest. The episode centered around Jada’s relationship with August Alsina, famously referred to as an “entanglement.” Alsina had previously said that he had Will’s blessing to pursue a relationship with Jada.

Jada admitted that she and Alsina had begun a relationship during a quiet separation from Will. The pair expressed their mutual hurt and how they have had to heal as a couple. The Red Table Talk episode canceled public perceptions that Will and Jada would end their relationship. To date, it is still the most watched Red Table Talk episode of all time. 

There are many more episodes from the popular series that attained viral status, but these five stand out. Red Table Talk, although now canceled, did not receive the boot due to poor ratings. The show continued to perform well on the Facebook Watch platform. As the show is rumored to be shopped around, fans are holding out hope for its comeback.


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